If you feel every bump and crack in the road, you know it’s time to have your shocks or struts looked at. While this may be minor, it can also be an indicator of major suspension issues, so it is worth taking your car in as it impacts a lot more than just how “smooth” your ride feels.
Cars in need of suspension service often feel like they’re drifting or pulling during turns. In severe cases, this can increase the risk of a rollover. If you feel like you’re having trouble controlling your car when turning, you’ll need to take it to a trusted repair shop to be looked at.
If you notice that the tread is wearing differently across your tires, or if you. Notice bald spots, this is usually a sign that the suspension is off. When the suspension doesn’t hold the car evenly, it puts an uneven amount of pressure on the tires. This can result in uneven wear on the tires.
When you apply the brakes, if you feel like your body lurches forward and downward, that’s an indicator that the shocks are worn out. This heavily impacts your ability to stop the car quickly and can quickly become worse during poor weather conditions.
If you can, take a look at the shocks directly. If they look oily, they are probably leaking fluid. This is a clear indicator that they are not working right and it is time to get them replaced. This is a job that is best left to the experts.
If you car is exhibiting any of these 5 signs, it is a good idea to have it looked at just to be on the safe side. If you own a German car and are experiencing any of these signs, German AutSport is an expert in German car repairs and can help with suspension issues. We have extensive experience working with BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, Mercedez-Benz, and other German manufacturers. Give us a call at (978) 388-1288 today to schedule a service.